Our Philosophy

Just Africa -
Why You Need the Top Lawyers

The African continent is one of the most thriving and dynamic places in the world, but it also bears a lot of challenges. At IPvocate Africa we have the necessary skill-set to bring your project to completion. Our high-level expertise, our understanding of Africa and our keen sense of client service ensure that every client finds the most time and cost-effective solution.

Client focus: At the heart of our business is the satisfaction of our client. We are committed to answering clients’ requests in a timely manner. We keep our clients up-to-date and fully informed of all pending procedures. Our aim is to find the best solution for your business as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Simplicity: On a continent as diverse as Africa with varying legal requirements, we streamline the complex process of protecting IP in several countries at the same time and ensure that clients have just one point of contact for fast answers and expert advice.

Bilingual: All our lawyers are (at least) bilingual in English and French, ensuring quality services across both Anglophone and Francophone Africa.

Quality: All our lawyers master common and civil law, the two legal systems that coexist on the African continent. We further believe that when it comes to your business, no work is insignificant, and all the work undertaken by our firm is done by qualified lawyers.

Integrity: We are guided in all our dealings with the highest ethical and moral standards. We respect the law and the rules governing professional ethics. We honour our commitments, we are true to our word and we respect your confidentiality.

Recognised: Our expertise is recognised since many years by reference guides, such as The Legal 500, World Trademark Review and WIPR Leaders.

Forward-looking: We are rigorously organised and use the latest technology platforms to make your dealings in Africa simple, professional and reliable. We use specific software to manage deadlines, IP rights, and cases. We believe in the benefits of technology (electronic file management and speech-recognition) not only for us as a law firm but also for our clients, because with these tools we can be efficient and prompt.

Flexible: We are a human-size firm, unencumbered by bureaucracy. We know our clients and privilege human contact. We understand that you are busy and will communicate with you in the manner most suitable to you and your schedule (phone calls, emails, video conference).

Peace of mind: Once you handed us your legal affairs, you can have complete peace of mind, knowing that they are being handled with the utmost care and capability. We are committed to achieving the best possible solution to your problem and will work tirelessly to resolve your issues